By the way, some lessons from what just happened to Russia, the first week:
- dollar cash is the king (physical bills, not what's in the bank)
- physical gold is the 2nd after dollar (paper gold is trash), silver doesn't get much interest
- cash rouble and dollar deposits in the banks such as savings and CDs offer very high rates, as bank rate went to over 20% overnight, but there's a question if people are going to get those deposits back. There's a chance of confiscation by the government or temporary freeze and de-valuation. Also, banks delay or refuse paying out deposits in cash (USD, Euro investments)
- crypto is generally not advised as to where to put the money in. Because it's expected one might not be able to get the money back out.
Possible bank freeze on crypto cashing-out is expected. You can't buy food or other stuff with crypto, physical not the online stuff.
So far no sign of crypto friendliness from the government.
- foreign stocks might be confiscated and are too risky to own
- local Russian stocks are risky as they collapsed and the upside isn't seen, and trading was frozen for days now, today was the first day they opened the trading.
People weren't able to liquidate their positions, as their investment had burned.
Government had promised to help investors by buying the stocks out from them, but people are expecting to be paid dime on a dollar.
- dangerous to do physical transactions P2P especially large sums, and not with a bank, as easy to get robbed or scammed, happens a lot, scams exploded, also fake cash money
- not allowed to move personal money out of the country only 10K USD max and only if you carry them in cash. Can move gold out of the country
- from real estate, city flats are considered the best investment, the closer to the big city the better